BREAKING: Fuel Laden Tanker Explodes In Abeokuta

­Ganiyat Ganiyu

There was pandemonium in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Tuesday as a petrol laden tanker exploded on the Presidential Boulevard Road, Kuto.

The incident which occurred around 8:15 am was said to have claimed the life of a yet-to-be identified person.

According to report, the 33,000-fuel laden tanker, crashed due to a break failure.
The tanker which was coming from Sagamu-Siun-Oke-Mosan Road was said to have climbed the overhead bridge but suddenly lost control while descending from the bridge.


The tanker hit a motorcycle which was in motion and rammed into some commercial vehicles waiting for passengers at the end of the bridge.
Shortly after it rammed into the scores of the vehicles, it exploded.
As of the time of filing this report, some officials of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps were seen at the scene controlling the traffic.